When you would retrieve all conference agendas of previous LPPDE conferences, you would see a common denominator: visual planning methods. The reason is that many leanPD practitioners choose to first experiment with forms of visual planning for their development projects.
Planning of complex development projects is tedious and hard. Many project managers spend a significant part of their time on creating, updating and tracking their planning and maintaining a high level overview of the key tasks proves to be often hard, especially for those not directly involved, such as managers that want to review project logic.
Using visual methods is a low threshold way to for example make small steps to improve the high level overview, or to improve visibility of slipping tasks. When the first step is successful, also the next steps are relatively small. In such a way, the project team can continuously improve their project planning process without taking a lot of risk.